Founded in 1997, the Wayne County Rural Health Network is a collaborative partnership of health and human service providers working together to make available increased access to needed services. The network plans, initiates, and implements innovative projects that one provider alone could not undertake. Opportunities to participate in WCRHN projects are available to anyone who is interested. The WCRHN has a Board of Directors that oversees the network’s priorities and activities. Sub-committees plan and manage each of the network’s projects and initiatives.
We develop and implement innovative solutions for emerging and unmet health and human service needs that one person or organization alone could not undertake.
WHAT IS IT?
Since 1997, the Wayne County Rural Health Network, a collaborative partnership of health and human service providers, has provided a forum for the exchange of information among organizations and individuals to identify and address emerging and unmet health and human service needs. The Network develops and implements innovative solutions that one provider alone could not undertake, ranging from registered nurse (RN) workforce development to discounted prescription programs to dental operatory creation, among others.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Wayne County residents.
WHY DO THEY DO IT?
The imperative to collaborate, consolidate and share services among providers was driven by rising costs and the need to increase efficiencies to improve community health.
The Network has benefited thousands of residents and successfully implemented 17 community health programs. Examples include the prescription drug cost savings, which is currently more than $1.5 million saved; and the 25 RNs who received free tuition and work within Wayne County.
how can we help you?
Do you have questions about how Wayne County Rural Health Network can help you? Send us an email and we’ll get in touch shortly, or phone between 8:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday — we would be delighted to speak.
Contacts (Button links to http://www.waynecountyrhn.org/contact-us-2/)
Operation Build Up
The Network is actively involved in this organization attending meetings, engaging other organizations through awareness and assisting with the needs of veterans who are providing assistance to their fellow vets and training veterans in the use of resources such as grant writing to help with initiatives they are hoping to implement in Wayne County for the benefit of their fellow vets. A staff of the Network sits on the Advisory Council to stay current on all activities and give feedback where helpful.
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“The Good Life Program has made me feel like I’ve taken control of the food I eat instead of food controlling me. The program has made me feel like I’m in charge of my life. The support, encouragement and advice has really helped me stay focused, I have enjoyed getting to know the instructors, as well as others struggling to lose weight. I will attend this program again. I lost 25 pounds!” – Abby
WHAT WE DO
WE INVITE ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED TO COLLABORATE WITH US AS WE CONTINUE TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE IN WAYNE COUNTY.
- Sponsor the annual Baby Boomer and Senior Expo.
- Sponsor the Finger Lakes Chronic Disease and Diabetes Coalition and associated Health Fairs and education.
- Provide locations for facilitated enrollers and Certified Application Counselors of NYS insurances.
- Support the Community Health RPCN Dental Center in Lyons, NY.
- Administer and distribute free Rx cards for the Wayne County Discount Prescription Drug program.
- Provide the Clyde Mothers’ and Children’s Health Fair, the Marion Kids’ Karnival, and the Holiday Children’s Health Fair.
- Support the education of needed health care professionals serving Wayne County.
- Provide care management referrals and individualized assistance to any Wayne County resident who needs help.
- Manage the Cancer Resource Center, Cancer Services Program, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
- Provide nationally recognized certification classes for Youth Mental Health First Aid and Adult Mental Health First Aid.
- Provide the first integrated weight management and wellness program in Wayne County, The Good Life.
- Sponsor the Wayne County Worksite Wellness Coalition and Learning Collaborative.
- Publish the annual Guide to Non-Emergency Transportation in Wayne County.
- Sponsor and disseminate the Wayne County Community Resource Guide.
- Supports the continuing deliver of Chronic Disease Self-Management programs in Wayne County.
Wayne County Rural Health Network provides a forum for the exchange of information among organizations and individuals to identify and address emerging and unmet County health and human service needs. This Network advocates, collaborates, recommends, and promotes action plans with various community members to ensure that resources and needed services are accessible to all Wayne County residents.
We excel at developing innovative health care solutions and in facilitating partnerships with health and human services agencies in the region. Together with our partners, we strive to develop sustainable solutions within a three-year funding cycle. Viable initiatives are transferred to their identified sponsors for continued growth and management.
We understand and practice total quality management principles and processes to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and accountability to our sponsors and customers. Wayne County Rural Health Network strives for highest value and return on investment.